Regional Team of the Year: MercadoLibre

The legal department at MercadoLibre, winners of LACCA’s Regional Team of the Year Award, have a reputation for being one of the most sophisticated and innovative in-house teams in Latin America. We speak to GC Jacobo Imach Cohen about the importance of being business enablers and why AI should be embraced by lawyers.

27 June 2023

Brazil’s tax reform: weathering the storm

As a sprawling tax reform aimed at simplifying Brazil’s notoriously perplexing and overly bureaucratic system looms, GCs warn that in-house teams will have to make extensive plans to endure a trying period of transition.

27 June 2023

Pride Month Q&A: Dräger Brazil legal head Carolina Siniscalchi

LACCA is celebrating Pride Month by speaking to Carolina Siniscalchi, who discusses impactful ways of building inclusive work environments and why effective diversity programmes require in-house lawyers to practise what they preach.

27 June 2023

Pride Month Q&A series: Alberto Córdoba

Latin Lawyer is ringing out Pride Month by speaking to Von Wobeser y Sierra SC partner Alberto Córdoba about the challenges he has faced as a gay lawyer in the Mexican legal industry, the perils of pinkwashing and why enduring working relationships depend on aligning values between the firm and its clients.

26 June 2023

Pride Month Q&A series: Andrea González

BLP (Costa Rica) partner Andrea González joins Latin Lawyer’s celebration of Pride Month by discussing the dual discrimination she has faced as a woman and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, how monitoring mechanisms are essential to any diversity initiative and why inclusivity is good for business.

19 June 2023

The evolution of arbitration in Brazil

Patrícia de Figueiredo Ferraz, arbitration and ADR director for Latin America at the International Chamber of Commerce, discusses the growth of arbitration in Brazil and what more should be done to expand the reach outside of the big commercial centres and ensure greater access to justice for smaller local companies.

19 June 2023

Pride Month Q&A series: Vladimir Abreu

Latin Lawyer is celebrating Pride Month by speaking to TozziniFreire Advogados partner Vladimir Abreu, who discusses the importance of allyship, effective ways to build an inclusive workplace and how universities play a key role in helping law firms diversify their talent pool.

12 June 2023

Pride Month Q&A series: Juan Stupenengo

In celebration of Pride Month, Latin Lawyer speaks to Beccar Varela partner Juan Stupenengo about how the conditions for LGBTQIA+ lawyers have improved in Argentina, the value of mentorship and why managing partners determine the success of any D&I programme.

05 June 2023

LatAm governments must deliver on anti-corruption promises

Major recent political transitions in Latin America have unequivocally impacted how anti-corruption law is enforced in the region, meaning that the need for independent judiciaries and cooperation between local and foreign anti-corruption authorities has never been greater, said panellists at Global Investigations Review and Latin Lawyer’s Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference in Mexico City yesterday.

02 June 2023

Engines of change

In-house counsel are the noisemakers and drivers of change within their companies when it comes to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are not just initiatives but integral parts of corporate culture, said panellists at this year’s LACCA Live: São Paulo, which took place on 11 May.

30 May 2023

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